Better Late Than Never

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I have been so busy with school this last 2 months, and have been putting off the whole getting planted for winter crops. We have decided that we will put in a ton of garlic, let the Swiss chard winter over along with some other greens, we will pull everything else, mulch and compost the rest of the beds and say good night to the garden…well as much as you can say goodnight anyway. This last year has been a real eye opener to what we need to do and how we need to partner up with other vegetable growers. Better planning, more volunteers and hopefully more of our family members would get involved this next season? It was really great to have Jami here last summer, she was a huge help and no task was too small or big for her, we hope she will return in the spring to help us do it again? Jason was the garden master in Beaverton at the Terry site, he grew the best quality vegetables and kept a steady flow of them to the pantries, we can only hope and pray he will do it again next year and take on an even bigger role…feeling hopeful : ) We need to figure out a plan for the Hicks site and also the Navajo site? We might have to drop the Navajo site if we can’t get a solid a crew to manage it, Kathie Katie said she would help with it, but it would be so nice to have some students from Clackamas Community Hort. Dept. help with the site?

Cheers from yurbob

Having Family Involved !

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It’s always nice when family wants to get involved, and try and reach a worthy goal! Jami is my oldest and has moved down from Idaho to start working for some of her own goals. She is a great writer and is working to get published and start a new career here in Portland, but what I really love more than anything is her desire to be on the ‘Giving’ team! She has worked really hard in a couple of the gardens and has been a logistics angel by being the delivery truck and making sure the veggies get to where they need to go! Only thing left is for her to do is learn the PDX and surrounding areas, but she tells me “that’s what a Tom Tom is for!” So there you have it, my oldest is taking on a roll at Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity, and I couldn’t be happier!
Cheers and God Bless
Bob
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Helping The Clients Of Independent Living Resources

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Originally posted on Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity:

It really feels good to make a difference in the lives of the clients of Independent Living Resources, being able to deliver fresh natural produce to them is really a privilege. We want to give Evelyn Villegas a big Thank You, for making it possible for us to team up and give good food to a lot of good people that are handicapped and challenged! It is so gratifying to watch how fast the fresh vegetables are taken home, cooked up and eaten! Partnering with ILR has been one of our best moves yet, we hope we can serve that community for years to come!
Cheers and God Bless
All of us at GVGC10565112_10202718321220616_6900943980983440566_n

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Helping The Clients Of Independent Living Resources

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It really feels good to make a difference in the lives of the clients of Independent Living Resources, being able to deliver fresh natural produce to them is really a privilege. We want to give Evelyn Villegas a big Thank You, for making it possible for us to team up and give good food to a lot of good people that are handicapped and challenged! It is so gratifying to watch how fast the fresh vegetables are taken home, cooked up and eaten! Partnering with ILR has been one of our best moves yet, we hope we can serve that community for years to come!
Cheers and God Bless
All of us at GVGC10565112_10202718321220616_6900943980983440566_n

FUNDRAISING and FEEDING PEOPLE

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I’m finding that fundraising is just about a full time job! I am not very good at it and hope that in the future I will get better at it? Trying to raise money for our 501c3 and for the cargo bikes has been really hard for me. Approaching people and asking for money is hard with the economy the way it is, and I don’t think things will get much better anytime to soon? What I think is, if that is the case, then what is to become of all the people forced to eat garbage and food that is empty, or the food that is so GM, GMO or GE that it is just killing them? I believe the whole Genetically Modified Movement is just a way for our Government to manage death! You start putting pesticides in food then pretty soon all those organisms that help digest your food and all those pro-biotic and every other good organism in your body will disappear, and then your body will start to malfunction and shut down, and just like that you are in the system! What’s next? Hospitals, Pharmacies, and most of us would get buried under the costs and never get out alive! Eating food that is good for our bodies is a RIGHT, and what’s happened is that it has become a PRIVILEGE, reserved only to the people that can afford to buy “organic” or “naturally grown”, and let me tell you those people are not the ones on a budget, of any kind! I challenge you to go to a grocery store of your choice and watch the produce section, watch who buys “organic”? Better yet, watch who buys “organic”, and how much do they buy? The working class, the less fortunate, the people who live paycheck to paycheck are the ones forced to buy the filler foods, processed and empty, certainly not organic or naturally grown!

Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity is trying to change that, starting from the bottom up! Starting with the people that normally wouldn’t have access to food grown Naturally, void of anything that will hurt them! We grow our food using methods these “Organic” farms use, in fact we go one better, we use the same methods the “Naturally Grown” farms use we just haven’t gotten our certification yet because everyone wants money to use their ” Method”. We grow our food naturally, and give that food to the ones in need, through agencies that are local right here in Portland, Oregon City, and West Linn Oregon! We believe that everyone should have the “RIGHT” to eat food that is good for them, so that’s what we do, and we need your help to keep it going! we need to file our 501c3, we need a cargo bike for NE and SE Portland deliveries, we need everyone to go to our “GOFUNDME” page and give what you can? Even a coffees worth will help! Many hands make light work! Our three gardens cannot keep up with the demand, but that’s a good thing, because that tells us we are on the right track! More gardens means more food, more food means healthier people and a better life from the bottom up! Our website and Facebook Page are easily found as is the “gofundme” thanks everyone that has helped us and thank you to everyone who is even considering to help, it is a noble cause and one you should connect with!

givingvegetablegardenscharity.org

Cheers and God Bless

Bob and everyone at Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

 

We Need your help to get the food to the ones who need it most!!

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I want you all to know that by helping us, even if it’s a small amount, you will be helping us feed the less fortunate, the challenged and the shut ins with food that is good for them, void of any harmful pesticides and herbicides and all our seed stock is non GMO,GE and GM! We need your help! We are our brothers keeper and it does take a village! We need to stand together and take the growing of our food back into our own hands and try our best at taking the government out of it!
Please help us!
Thank you for your support!
Cheers and God Bless
Your Bob

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